The “Nicolae Balcescu” Land Forces Academy hosted the second conference of the International Military Academic Forum (iMAF) in Sibiu, Romania. The main purpose of the event was to determine the requirements commonly expected from a European military officer throughout an international semester relying on a jointly established basis and earlier developed subjects.
In 2014 the National University of Public Service, the University of Defence (Czech Republic), the General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces (Republic of Poland), the “Nicolae Balcescu” Land Forces Academy (Romania) and the Theresan Military Academy (Austria) signed an agreement about planning, organising and conducting future International Military Academic Forum (iMAF) with the aim of establishing a possible joint military officer training.
The first conference constructing the requirements of the basic subjects in joint military officer training was already held in summer 2014.
This year’s conference had 120 participants from 12 countries and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC). The event served as a great opportunity for further developing our international relations, present the trainings at our university and to spotlight the activities in mobility that are already underway within the ERASMUS+ programme.
The conference had tangible results, as it served as another step towards a future European military officer training to be managed along common principles. Naturally, in such a training national characteristics continue to play a dominant role, however, the knowledge and experience to be acquired by a future military officer could be of European quality.